Harding Middle School

  • Harding Middle School serves 784 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 71% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Harding Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Harding Middle School's student population of 784 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students784 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harding Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harding Middle School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#999 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
11%
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Black
12%
6%
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White
70%
76%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harding Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.490.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Harding Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCedar Rapids Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
I personally like it at Harding but the people are a little crazy. There are some people who will just play on their phones in class and no one will do anything about it. There are also people who wear crop tops and saggy pants and the teachers don''t care either. I like the school, but not the people.
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2  
Annual Chargers'' of the Roundtable Honor Society is actually a Teachers'' Choice Award Ceremony where each team of teachers pick their favorite students who are not necessary honor roll students. As a result, Straight A students are typically excluded from this "honor society", which is the school's sole honor society. Thus, students who consistently worked very hard in all subjects are bypassed for mediocre students who may have focused all of their attention on one class. It's inappropriate for Harding School to classify it as an honor society when it's actually a Teacher's Favorite Student award. So you could have C average students inducted into this society at the exclusion of straight A students.
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I'm a grandma of a student who is very active in everything. This school is great along with all the others here. We moved her from a small school that has nothing so this is new experience. Only thing is how do we find how to get to the gym from handicap parking lot?
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